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The wider picture: What about Russia?

In 2016, more than a million Middle Eastern refugees went to Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey and another million migrated to the European Union, half of them to Germany. While the annual number of refugees arriving the past two years has declined,  Europe is still choked with more newcomers than it can manage resulting in ominous social and political disruption. 

Cricket Valley Energy begs a deeper Connecticut dive

Part 3 of 3

“Think globally, act locally.”

 

Look close at Cricket Valley Energy

“Think globally, act locally.”

 

Smirks and glowers: The face of privilege under fire

That insolent smirk. I know it well. It’s the smirk of a hung-over but unruffled preppie slouching into the headmaster’s office to explain his drunken weekend — a boy who knows no real fear because his family name is on the school gym. A smirk that says: I get what I want. I dare you to hold me to account.

The Kavanaugh smirk, in the Senate hearing room.

Cricket Valley Energy begs a deeper CT dive

“Think globally, act locally.”

Part 2 of 3

From the Region One Superintendent’s Desk: Task force will offer support to students and families

The past few weeks have been exciting for students and staff, as we welcomed everyone to a new year in Region One. But just as we opened the year with energy and anticipation, we are fully aware that these last several months have been sad and difficult ones, with the loss of several students through tragic circumstances. We acknowledge that these losses could have been prevented. And we also have come to recognize that an opportunity has been presented to us, in the form of building community and admitting that we can do more for our youth and families.

Cricket Valley Energy begs a deeper Connecticut dive

Think globally, act locally.

Cricket Valley Energy begs a deeper Connecticut dive

Part 1 of 3

 

“Think globally, act locally.”

The worldwide airlift and sail

Few travelers have logged so many miles and spent so many years logging them as Ibn Battuta, who, in 1325 at the age of 21, set out from Tangier on a pilgrimage to Mecca and, impelled to travel “by an overmastering impulse” and “a long-cherished desire” to visit holy places, spent 29 years traveling as far east as China, and as far south as Sri Lanka and Timbuktu. 

In defense of a free press

We’ve been complacent.

We thought everybody knew how important a free press was to our world and that all this talk about us being the enemy of the people would be dismissed for the silliness that it is.

But the reckless attacks have continued, instigated and encouraged by our president.